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A 33-year-old Caucasian woman is in clinic for contraception. She takes birth control pills, but she forgets to take them because her work schedule changes every week. She has two children and has been married for 14 years. She is looking for a simple method that will be effective. She has a history of chronic headaches and high blood pressure while pregnant. She is in a mutually monogamous relationship and has never been treated for a sexually transmitted infection. An aunt with breast cancer has a significant family history. Every day, she smokes half a pack of cigarettes. She stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. Her vital signs are as follows: BP 120/78, p 72, reg.

To get ready:

In this week’s Learning Resources, go over Chapter 12 of the Schuiling and Likis text and the Lee et al. article.
Choose one of the three case studies provided. Consider the patient’s information.
Consider a suitable contraception treatment for the patient case study you’ve chosen.
Consider how you might make the selection of contraception treatments easier for patients who disagree with your recommendations.


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